Posts Tagged Senate

Senate OKs Philippines’ ratification of Arms trade treaty

Robie de Guzman   •   January 27, 2022

The Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution concurring in the Philippines’ ratification of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Voting 16-0-6, senators passed the resolution, which stipulates the chamber’s...

Senate on total closure from January 10 to 16 – Sotto

Robie de Guzman   •   January 7, 2022

MANILA, Philippines ­– The Senate will be closed for a week amid rising COVID-19 infections among its employees, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Friday. Citing a report from the...

Defense chief Lorenzana tests positive for COVID-19 anew

Robie de Guzman   •   November 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana confirmed on Wednesday that he has again contracted COVID-19. In a message to reporters, Lorenzana said he was informed...

DILG, provinces urge Senate to restore NTF-ELCAC’s P28B budget for barangay dev’t program

Robie de Guzman   •   November 16, 2021

 MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the League of Provinces of the Philippines have appealed to the Senate to restore the P28.1 billion...

Senate OKs bill seeking creation of judiciary marshals

Robie de Guzman   •   November 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has passed on third and final reading a bill seeking the creation of a security force to ensure the safety of members of the Judiciary...

Piñol to run for senator, resigns from MinDA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines— Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has resigned from his post to vie for a senatorial seat in the 2022 national elections. In a Facebook post, Piñol...

Senate approves bill extending voter registration for 1 month

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Senate on Monday (September 27) approved on third and final reading a bill extending voter registration by 30 days. Senate Bill No. 2408, an Act Extending the Registration...

Senate approves measure raising statutory age of rape from 12 to 16

Marje Pelayo   •   September 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate of the Philippines on Monday (September 27) passed on third and final reading a proposed measure that seeks to raise the age of sexual consent...

Senate panel questions P100B worth of unimplemented projects in 2021 budget

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Senate finance subcommittee on Wednesday (September 22) questioned the P100 billion-worth of unimplemented projects. During Wednesday’s virtual hearing of the panel, Senator Nancy Binay questioned  the P100 billion...

Villar, Pacquiao among billionaire senators in 2020

Marje Pelayo   •   September 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Cynthia Villar remains the richest senator based on the 2020 Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). Based on the SALN released by the Senate...

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